Our winery property in the Stags Leap District has been the foundation of our story since we purchased the vineyard in 1998. The diversity of the soils and the changes in topography have made it possible to divide the 20 acre parcel into 12 distinct vineyard blocks with separate clone and rootstock combinations. We launched our family wine brand with our Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon and this wine remains at the heart of what we do. I love the challenge of the blend! Each year I start with the same goal: to create a powerful yet balanced Cabernet Sauvignon that showcases the Stags Leap District. I try to emphasize the rich structure from the skin and tannins while matching a variety of different barrels to each vineyard block. I am then able to bring the very focused rich, ripe red fruit profile into harmony with the intensity and strength of the oak. This wine will always remind me of why I fell in love with Cabernet Sauvignon. ~ Michael Baldacci
Magnums are perfect for the cellar! Tuck this lovely beauty away for a few years to enjoy with a group for a special celebration.
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Stags Leap District
Vineyard Designation: Winery Ranch Vineyard
Bottling Date: June 19, 2018
Cases Produced: 66 cases (6 x 1.5L)